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Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (Global Media and Race)
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Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences examines contemporary media use within Asia, where over half of the world’s population resides. The book addresses media use and practices by looking at the transnational exchanges of ideas, narratives, images, techniques, and values and how they influence media consumption and production throughout Asia, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran and many others. The book’s contributors are especially interested in investigating media and their intersections with narrative, medium, technologies, and culture through the lenses that are particularly Asian by turning to Asian sociopolitical and cultural milieus as the meaningful interpretive framework to understand media. This timely and cutting-edge research is essential reading for those interested in transnational and global media studies.


About the Author

HYESU PARK is an assistant professor of English at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. Her articles have appeared in Image and Narrative, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, and American Book Review. 

Praise for Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (Global Media and Race)

“Media Culture in Transnational Asia is one of the most informative books on Asian cultural studies, examining the dynamics of the local and global forces in the trans-Asian mediascape from a local or Asian point of view. With its focus on the production and circulation of media products, old and new, both within and across national borders, this edition rewards its readership with a rich, productive dialogue among different nations, regions, and perspectives that sounds the possibilities of a rising new pan-Asian community.”
— Suk Koo Rhee

"Global and glocal, pan-Asian or trans-Asian, from radio to mukbang, this pithy volume presents a provocative collection of scholarship that interrogates transnational media culture in Asia—a region that is steeped in tradition yet burgeoning in exciting new ways. Media Culture in Transnational Asia is a timely and valuable contribution to media studies and Asian studies."
— Sun Sun Lim

Latinx Pop Lab podcast interview with HyeSu Park
— Latinx Pop Lab podcast